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Saiwa Swamp National Park


Visiting the Park

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Visitor Security

All Kenya Wildlife Service Parks and Reserves have a good record of visitor safety to match their reputation of scenic beauty and rich biodiversity.
Our Park Rangers, who are well trained and equipped, carry out regular patrols of all major tourist circuits in the Parks. The rangers ensure that visitors are secure from potentiality dangerous wild animals or poachers. They also ensure that all visitors to the Parks are well guided while on game drives.

Further important information

Guided Visits

KWS and Sirikwa Safaris can arrange bird and field guides for ornithological walks, hikes and mountain treks within Saiwa Swamp as well as to surrounding sites such as: Kakamega Forest Reserve, Mt Elgon National Park, Kongelai Escarpment, Tarter Waterfall, Turkwel Gorge and the Cherangani Hills.

What to take with you

Plenty of water and picnic or camping items if you intend to stay overnight, plus binoculars, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent, anti-malarial prophylactics, walking shoes and field guides.
Don't forget your camera!

KWS SmartCard required?
Not currently, but please verify in advance.
All vehicles must be parked at the main gate.
Entry is allowed on foot only.

Park Entry Fees

Entry fees may be paid in Kenya Shillings or US dollars.



Camping areas

The Park has a serviced campsite at the main gate. Facilities include hot showers, flush toilets, barbeques, electricity plus various shades and shelters.

Other campsites and accommodation are available at the nearby Sirikwa Tented Camp. Located on the main Kapenguria road, 6 km after the Saiwa Swamp junction, it offers a campground with tents for hire and a guest house too.